Saturday, September 17, 2016

adventure -- day 8: 10 day freedom plan blog challenge

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 8

Adventure is one of the greatest parts of my life right now. I'm always travelling and often specifically choose new routes or hidden paths. I love hiking even though it's extremely difficult for me right now. I'm hoping that focusing on physical health and strength for a while can help with that.

I also love road trips. Driving long distances gives my mind just enough to do in the foreground so that I can process and meditate and really calm things down in the background. I love to take different paths and routes that I find along the way.

The other week, for example, I drove down a smaller highway over a winding mountain pass. The highway followed a swift river for some distance. Every mile or so, there would be a pull out big enough for me to park and just enjoy the sights and sounds. Just as it was getting dark, I found such an area where I could park right on the river bank. It was getting dark, so I decided I'd stay there for the night. I was worried about bugs getting into the car, so I just cracked the windows down a little bit.

I soon realized I need not have worried. In the dusky light, I thought I saw huge moths flapping past. I finally got a good look and realized it was a handful of bats! I had never seen bats hunting at dusk. They kept swooping and fluttering around silently. I can only assume the heat from my car had attracted their meal for the night.

It's just such serendipitous events that I hope to enjoy for the rest of my life! I love getting out in nature and seeing what a beautiful planet we live on!

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